Christmas Party & Lunch
Mary & Robbie held this event on 16th December 2017 in Holme-next-the-Sea Village Hall. It was a great occasion with around 60 people enjoying their choice of homemade soup and puddings, rounded off with coffee or tea. A raffle, tombola plus competitions to win a hamper and “guess the amount of jelly babies in a jar” were held. After lunch a singalong of Christmas songs was enjoyed by all.
A total of around £645 was raised on the day, and, with an amount of £200 raised by sale of fruit, veg and nearly new golf balls in the last few months, a total of around £845 will be banked for Astro Brain Tumour Fund!
Hunstanton Concert Band held their annual charity Christmas Concert on 2nd December 2017 and this year all proceeds went to Astro Brain Tumour Fund.
There was an impressive range of melodies beautifully played – we held a raffle and mince pies & coffee were served at the interval and £405 was raised fort Astro Brain Tumour Fund.
Eleventh Norfolk Family Walk
15th October 2017
Over 350 adults, 86 children and 43 of their 4 legged friends walked over 1,900 miles at Holkham enjoying the beautiful scenery of the park. The weather was very kind although a stiff breeze threatened to blow away the events tent once or twice!
They walked one, three, six or ten miles – the one mile walk had games for the children at the half way mark and the ten mile walk took in Wells-next-the-Sea. The majority of walkers had family or friends whose lives have been affected by brain tumours and come back year after year to show their support.
To view images from the day, please go to our Facebook page
Great North Run
10th September 2017
Costas Eleftheriades took part in the Great North Run on 10th September in memory of his son Tom, who passed away from a brain tumour in 2009. He supported Astro Brain Tumour Fund and Nasio Trust and raised a total of £543.
History of Holme Exhibition
An exhibition was held in Holme-next-the-Sea Village Hall on 23rd September 2017. Sally and Martin Crown collected photos, documents, maps and all matters relating to the history of the village with the help of contributions from Holme villagers, past and present.
Over 160 people came through the door and many spent several hours browsing through the wealth of information. Trustees and supporters of Astro Brain Tumour Fund held a raffle and tombola and served food and drink all day. £851 was raised for Astro Brain Tumour Fund
Selling Stuff for Astro Brain Tumour Fund
We have received the following recently – £95.68 being proceeds of sales on eBay, £35 from Linda Rickford for selling an item on Gumtree, £221 from Robbie Burton for sales of veg and used golf balls!
Fundraising at Folkeast
Social Knitworks had a stand at Folkeast Festival on the weekend of 23rd August 2017 and raised £337.24 for Astro Brian Tumour Fund.
Dave Connett shaved his beard off in loving memory of Becky Clarke and raised £481 (including Gift Aid) for Astro Brain Tumour Fund.
Christine, Trevor, Val, Jackie, Robbie and Mary did a bucket collection at Tesco, Hunstanton on 15th July and the proceeds amounted to £397.23.
Kibworth Golf Club
We have received a cheque for £2,425.60 from Wendy Quilter raised during her year as Lady Captain of the club. They held many events during the year including “Guess the Longest Drive Competition”, Afternoon Queens Tea celebrating the Queens 90th birthday, a sweepstake for the Grand National, a seaside themed event day, a couple of charity golf days and a Murder Mystery Night (which was held before the American vote) called “Who Killed Donald Trump?”!
Fashion Show and Food
A Fashion Night organised by Allez Chic was held at the Bank House, King’s Lynn on 6th April 2017. Around 80 ladies enjoyed a two course meal while watching the fashion show. Around £645 was raised, including raffle proceeds, for Astro Brain Tumour Fund.
Cream Teas were served in Holme-next-the Sea Village Hall on 12th April. A raffle was also held and a total of £350 was raised for Astro Brain Tumour Fund.
A bucket collection was held at Sainsbury’s, Hunstanton, Norfolk on 7th April and £318.16 was raised for Astro Brain Tumour Fund. The buckets were manned by Trustees Mary and Robbie Burton and by volunteers Val Minns and Jackie Arnold.
City of Norwich Half Marathon
Rod Barrett once again successfully completed this race on 9th April 2017 proudly wearing his Astro shirt, with the memory of his niece Gemma Barrett spurring him on. It was an unseasonably warm day but he still looked his cool, calm and collected self at the end!
Pie, Mash & Pudding Night
A pie, mash & puds night was held at the King William IV Country Inn & Restaurant, Sedgeford, Norfolk, on Wednesday 8th February when a great night was had by all the 78 people who attended.
The game, steak & kidney and fish pies were all praised highly and the “All that Jazz” trio added their music to help create the relaxed and friendly atmosphere enjoyed by all who attended. Most of the 42 raffle prizes were kindly donated by suppliers to the King William or our regular supporters.
£916.18 was raised for Astro Brain Tumour Fund.